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turkish police using water cannons and tear gas on protesters in istanbul's taksim square just hours after the prime minister threatened to use force to remove the. moderate cleric has. almost fifty one percent of the vote to become iran's new president elect with questions over whether he'll change the country's nuclear ambitions. and syria calls u.s. claims that used chemical weapons fabricated russia which is also unconvinced condemns washington's decision to the rebels as an undermining of peace.
it is at midnight in the russian capital. to gas and water cannons have been used by police to disperse crowds of protesters gathered in istanbul's taksim square this comes shortly after the turkish prime minister issued yet another warning to protesters saying security forces will intervene if they don't clear the square by sunday. reports from the turkish capital. at this point we can talk about the texas government being completely cleared of protests and i think it by the way you can see it now we have some ambulance vehicles there and if you will if you can look at the corner in the corner of your skin you probably see people that are just smelling everything in tax him in the gezi park and this is basically what is happening here right now is that police have actually entered the gezi park for the first time in two weeks and they are taking apart all the tents and all the barricades that people have built there now we also know that neither media nor
medical personnel are actually allowed at this point in the park itself at all of this comes just an hour after prime minister no one yet again said that this protest will not be tolerated and that's all the tents will have to be gone by sunday you have to understand that there are hundreds of tents that were in there people were literally living there for weeks and of course now a lot of people that have left texas where over rather pushed out by police with water cannons and tear gas they're all now in congregating in. the streets that are leading up to taksim square one of the main thoroughfares is to gallop with all the shops and extremely extremely popular public attraction actually i think it's blocked by the by the crowds right now and i could hear them cheering and yelling slogans anti-government slogans and they're also cordoned off by police that and they did use water cannons to try and cool them down but that obviously didn't work so these people are not going anywhere and of course this is yet another this is yet another. dispersal of protest in istanbul this week we had another one
on tuesday and then if you look at a city like on karada the capital of turkey the protests which are dispersed by police with water cannons and tear gas have been going on there on a daily basis and only two nights of those days were the occasions when police did not interfere though this is a major move when it comes to dispersing protests that we're talking about because the court now being evicted i do not think that we're seeing the end of it just yet because like i said there are thousands of people. that are on the streets of istanbul right now is that again we have to wait and see how this iteration develops from here. well austin mackell a specialist on the middle east who has covered on rest in the region says the protestors have little chance of getting their message across unless they're unified what we see here is a is an urban primarily urban phenomenon from settler western face to the kind you used to having a bury in a lodge to role in politics sometimes having
a loud voice and the powerful voice that it presents in the countryside and the think that the rise to power the islamists was upset it's now did you know this is a really positive element to the protests in and in the sort of the young kids in just a good part who you know we in the west and elsewhere around the world can identify with their yearning for greater freedoms but there's a real danger that if the if the jersey kids don't get their act together set a state that they what they're going to do is end mainly benefiting the generals and the old school secular authorities aren't. moderate cleric haasan rouhani is iran's new president elect the reformist backed former secretary of the supreme national security council the next nuclear
negotiator one fifty one percent of the vote in the election to avoid a runoff here inherits a country with an economy badly hurt by western sanctions aimed at tehran's nuclear program artie's maria phenomena has been following the votes and reports from the capital. people have taken to the streets of tehran to celebrate the victory all. that hot victory has provoked mixed feelings among iranians. is known as a reformist and carries the problem many specially in terms of greater freedoms. and still runs diplomatic isolation the country has been on the top sanctions for years now over a sprinter version of nuclear program during his campaign rouhani has promised to prepare the civil rights structure free strong economy and improve procure relations with them whereas. he's criticized many times for making remarks that
cost the country its credibility but at the same time instead of you hear it there on the realize that the iranian system works with major power held by the supreme leader in the present can do little to change things dramatically. the supreme leader has the final say on big issues like terrence disputed brother mo syria for example send those same bets with an ex-president can at least takes the time out of duran's dealings with the outside world moment chief nuclear negotiator rouhani has never been suffering approach well let's now get some more insights on iran's choice for president we're joined live by iranian john this time of the rays a mahdi from tehran a good evening to you thanks very much for joining us can you tell us then about the new president for having me. yeah today actually
tonight a very nice wonderful night in the iranian capital tehran people are happy they have set another example of democracy for regional countries and for the world you know iran is situated in a country where it's surrounded by. arab states qatar and saudi arabia united arab emirates kuwait and those countries in which the democracy is nonexistent about iran people have held. elections one election per year over the past. thirty four years on average and people have always been trying to. elect their leaders directly by going to the polling stations casting their ballots and determining their fate tonight mr rouhani has not rouhani has been elected as iran's new president he would replace president
ahmadinejad's mr rouhani he's got a moderate stance on issues like. relations with the west and the nuclear five he's been part of the negotiating team actually headed negotiating team years ago and now with him being at the helm of the country. and the executive branch of the government a lot of people inside iran outside of iran believe that tensions will be eased and see if the situation will be calmer and country's economy would flourish in a much better fashion with us is cautiously optimistic about rouhani and his reformist back is do you think he'll be able to make his promise to get sanctions lifted. well it's it's tough to to convince the western countries you know that they have made a mistake the west has made a mistake
a big mistake by imposing sanctions against iran a nation i would call the sanctions genocidal sanctions that are hurting the ordinary u.n. ians but what i'm trying to say is that the art of negotiation perhaps which has been nonexistent in recent years maybe mr rouhani would be able to rebuild that thing you know he might be able to rebuild the of the negotiation nic rein in negotiating team in such a way that they can negotiate the whole thing in a better way day at the same time we need to understand that iran doesn't want anything more than its rights iran wants its nuclear rights to be respected and it is the west and the ball is now very much is in the court of the western countries who have been accusing ahmadinejad's administration of being stalled burnout and of being not very much serious about the talks now that message one has in place is in office the west doesn't have any more excuses they have to come to the negotiating
negotiating table in a serious fashion they have to negotiate with the iranians and they have to solve this problem once and for all and the sanctions would have to be lifted i am very much hopeful a lot of people in any want are hopeful right now that things will be much better in the coming months you mention the west and you mentioned the negotiations there how happy do you think washington is going to be with today's outcome. well i don't know we have to wait and see but from what i see from france and british officials they how. come of the coming to office of mr rouhani because mr rouhani was part of the negotiating team years ago and he knows how to negotiate with the western parties but you know there in every negotiation there is this element of trust which is very important that this element of trust has been nonexistent in the past several years so now that we we might have this element of trust in place
there is this hope that the negotiations will get anywhere at the end of the day. running jenison political activist life and so on thank you very much for your time the saving much appreciated thank you well still ahead for you this hour on our tape who owns her world leaders can expect a frosty welcome as anti capitalist protesters in the u.k. come together ahead of a g. eight meeting to claim banks and corporations are responsible for the country's debt and should be paying up. plus we report on how the man who blew the whistle on american government espionage against its own citizens is getting a lot of public support from. syria's government has condemned claims by washington that it used chemical weapons as a caravan of lies based on fabricated information damascus also accused the white house
of double standards in dealing with terrorism after it announced it would send weapons to rebels the u.s. could impose a no fly zone over parts of syria with egypt's president mohamed morsi also backing that option artie's gun each account has the details. the white house says it's the session to arm syrian rebels is based on intelligence that the assad government has used chemical weapons the mascot's denies the allegations washington cites its own intelligence community as well as french and british intelligence a u.s. official who declined to be identified told the media here that according to a cia report the u.s. has acquired blood urine and hair samples from two syrian rebels one dead and one wounded and according to the cia report those two rebels were exposed to nerve agent sarin brian becker he is here with me today to talk about thank you what the administration tries to present as definitive evidence that the assad government has used chemical weapons we don't know much about the evidence that they have but
this report about two rebels do you think that could be enough for the cia to come up with definitive conclusions well no the evidence is dubious it's very scant in fact but it's really not about the evidence it's not even about weapons of mass destruction it's not about sara nerve gas there's been an acknowledgement in washington that if you want to take this country to war either by bombing another country or intervening or occupying raise the specter of weapons of mass destruction and that's the ticket in order to get massive media coverage justifying an escalation and that's what's going on there's been a decision taken by the white house to escalate this is just a red herring not a red line the phrase that we often hear in washington these days is we need to tip the balance seen the other direction meaning in the direction of the rebels but behind that technical sounding phrase tipping the balance is a lot of killing that would have to be done to achieve that goal right to what
lengths do you think the u.s. is ready to go to achieve a desired outcome in syria tipping the balance is just a weak euphemism and in fact bizarre and ridiculous the fact of the matter is this civil war which is taking ninety three. the lives according to the united nations was fueled by outside forces got their turkey saudi arabia who are they the proxies or allies of the united states and britain and france nato powers they've been funneling arms into syria creating the conditions for civil war in fact promoting civil war i would say they have a lot of blood on their hands senator mccain is a very active supporter of of an aggressive u.s. intervention in syria and he's everywhere now on all news channels applauding the administration's decision to arm the rebels in one of the interviews he suggested that he'd talk all the way to extremists taking over syria because they would not be allied with iran and it's not just him who constantly mentions iran in the context of these discussions how much of this is about iran in your opinion well
john mccain's comments are very interesting but but not unusual if you look back at the last thirty years the united states is maybe my enemy's enemy is my friend the theme of its foreign policy it. being against the afghan government because it was a socialist government and aligned with the soviet union mccain is a cheerleader for war but what is the real goal yes iran is the target iran ultimately because of its alliance with syria its alliance with hezbollah in lebanon ultimately the u.s. wants to destroy it in weaken hezbollah and finally destroy the islamic republic of iran not because it wants a more democratic iran but because it wants a puppet government or proxy like they used to have when they have the shah. the fear is that the message that the rebels will receive with the weapons is not go sit down and talk the message will be go fight and kill which kind of kills the chances of a political solution doesn't it brian becker anti-war activist in washington i'm going to. russia is also unconvinced by america's chemical weapons findings saying
it would make no sense for assad to deploy talks accost no foreign minister sergey lavrov also slammed washington's decision to arm the rebels saying it undermined peace efforts. he has more on moscow's response the russian foreign minister revealed that it was very regrettable that when the allegations of rebel syrian rebels using chemical weapons at the town of aleppo were made public by the syrian government it's time to ask the u.n. commission to investigate and nothing was eventually done but only when the allegations of the syrian government using the chemical weapon of weapons appeared at the national experts thought it was conduct a certain investigation on this matter also revealed that for some time his partners in the west and israel have been saying all along that the syrian government would only use chemical weapons if it's backed against the wall. to the syrian regime hasn't been pushed into the corner the regime according to the rebels
is advancing on the ground what's the point of the regime using chemical weapons and in such small amounts to set itself up. with the chemical weapons usage by the syrian government the alleged chemical weapons usage now being hotly debated across the atlantic as well as the calls to arm the syrian rebels a lover of said that he didn't believe that the red line the so-called red line was actually crossed first of all because what the united states believes to be the proof of assad using chemical weapons is not a substantial proof at all mainly because the prove gathering process itself was not made in accordance with international regulations just. there are certain rules of the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons which suggest that samples of blood urine and clothes and soils can be classed as evidence only if these samples were collected by the organizations experts and if these experts
controlled the samples and rude to the born tories are u.s. colleagues failed to assurance that these procedures were here to level off also reminded that recently allegedly its wealth people from the front of syrian rebels were detained in turkey carrying chemical weapons also unconfirmed reports of chemical weapons being produced in iraq for the syrian rebels lavrov found it's very regrettable as well that these reports even despite being unconfirmed did not cause any concerns in the west well today we'll be keeping you fully up to date with the chemical weapons allegations involving both sides of the syrian conflict among other things our website looks at the un commission report from a month ago they revealed suspicions that the opposition not the government was behind the use of sarin gas in syria at r.t. dot com for that and much much more we'll be back with more news after this short break.
download free blog videos for your media project free media oh don carty dot com. welcome back to washington coming to you live from moscow a mass rally has been held in belfast to challenge the policies and priorities of world leaders due to meet at the g eight summit in northern ireland on monday over a thousand people marched against large corporations accused of dodging the payment of huge sums of tax it follows protests in london where riot police moved against demonstrators to disperse them after a standoff lossing several hours alter his polling boyko has the details. and here austerity campaign is an environmentalist have gathered here in what they call the penthouse suite of global capitalism otherwise known as canary wharf london's
business district time to a number of banks such as j.p. morgan and buckley's now it's an event called they owe us and their day in the title is aimed squarely at g. eight leaders who are set to meet for the start of the g eight summit the pasted by britain in northern ireland on monday protesters gathered here come from a number of different organizations but they all say that they're concerned with the one thing and that's the concentration of wealth and power that the g eight summit represents so next week at the g eight david cameron is going to be saying that he saving the world he's come out with all these great policies are going to make things better for you know you got to just not true he's making decisions and all those needs in fact making decisions that are in the interests of the financial institutions of these large corporations and the interests of normal people the banks out. so you could it's me if we go to max out i mean is there a debt to us you know we're going to say this simple stuff earlier this week anti capitalist protesters clashed with riot police in central london and around sixty
arrests were made one was on the lips of many of the protests as we speak to today's inequalities while this business district is home to a number of investment banks separate the god of territory nor money plunges forest areas before us of ten children have been focusing so much that the government spending cuts on the way protests disappointing the finger of blame at the franks and the politicians reporting from canary wharf in london. the cyber standoff between the u.s. and china has taken a new twist amid revelations of potentially wholesale industrial espionage by washington the same system that spies on millions of americans is alleged to be stealing the communications of countless chinese the idea of being spied on has led to displays of anger outside capitol hill willow even protesting is proving a challenge. lieutenant michael but don't you know it's a totally right only you are demonstrating without
a permit. not only did you love the cool but this movie that is what we are entitled to move to because you're right there with you devoted to children have said that we're not more than twenty people in either group because apparently more than twenty people in the country are angry you can't have a demonstration without a permit so we're going to hamil over into the park maybe we'll just have themselves a moving press conference we're supposed to have the ability to congregate to address grievances to our government this is the one of the biggest scandals ever and we're not allowed to do that what does that say protestors here voiced their support for edward snowden the man who admitted to being the source of leaking classified documents to the guardian he exposed widespread government surveillance being conducted by the n.s.a. amid these revelations protesters here voiced their concern about unchecked government powers i think these discussions about snowden are really a distraction what we need to be focusing on isn't whether or not what he did was lawful it's whether or not what the agency did was lawful what we do or don't do as
a society about this massive accumulation of power through the control and if permission information about people's personal lives as well as there simply was information gathered on every digital what comic gadget was that american it took us while protesters here celebrate snowden's actions calling him a whistleblower some calling him a hero government officials have condemned his actions including some members of congress snowden is believed to be in hong kong right now. here at the capitol is wall r.t. . and in hong kong hundreds have also gathered in support of edward snowden demonstrators urged their government not to extradite the n.s.a. whistleblower lashing out at the u.s. sweeping surveillance program he exposed also handed over a letter to the u.s. consulate accusing washington of allegedly conducting cyber warfare against hong kong violating the rights of people there and around the world.
turning to some other international news now starting with pakistan where at least fourteen people have been killed by a bus bomb at a university for women in the city of wetter another blast was then reported at the hospital where the injured were being treated followed by a fierce gunfight in which at least four security officers and four attackers were killed and in a separate attack three rocket propelled grenades hit the former residence of pakistan's founder muhammad ali jinnah. there is more unrest in the libyan city of benghazi west special forces have clashed with armed gangs outside a military base in the east of the city six soldiers have been confirmed dead so far this comes a day after a group of men forced their way into a different army compound to steal weapons tension between the population and the military has been on the rise in benghazi is the ousting of an old gadhafi two years ago. a blast at
a second chemical plant in louisiana in as many days has killed at least one person and injured seven others the accident occurred as explosive nitrogen was being moved but kind of mopping from the international action center told r.t. that companies and politicians often accused of turning a blind eye to a disaster when profits are at risk. louisiana is what's called a right to work state in the united states right to work being you know euphemism for being that workers are not allowed the form of close shop contracts and so there's that there's hostile anti-union legislation that makes it very difficult for workers to organize them to form unions so as a result of that it's much more likely that that the working conditions in such factories where that are non-unionized in states where there's a culture of anti-union politics it's much more likely that they would they would have these kind of accident really you know industries organized to make profits for a small group of people and the needs of the workers are last in the lives of the
workers in their safety is last in the financial calculation the infrastructure of the united states is largely it's largely lacking and it's falling apart in many places. well after the break we meet the first woman in orbit valentino telescope inspirational story is next. six san diego residents were thrown off of an airplane not for what they said but how they said it because they said it in another language russian in fact a paranoid and cowardly steward on the plane told them that they had to clear out just for speaking another language to be here yes of some group of people were to commit a terrorist act then speaking in a foreign language would be
a good tactic i can't deny that and for those who come to america better get on the ball and learn to speak english adequately but there is a problem about fifty million tourists visit america every year according to the u.s. department of commerce and trust me not all of them are canadians if the us is going to have millions of tourists arriving in traveling by air then don't be surprised when they speak their own languages if you're going to throw foreigners off of airplanes just for speaking their native languages then you're going to have to basically throw people off of half of the planes flying over the united states but that's just my opinion. she might never have made it. to the top of the candidates shortlist but eventually
she did show sing troy infinitely. as the. began she was unable to switch to manual control but after three days the world greeted the first woman cosmonaut. six years later as a motorcade passed through the kremlin gates a man opened fire and come out nine bullets she was untouched. valentyn a telescope his biography reads a little like a fairy tale a soviet cinderella. a goal from a poor family in a remote province rocketed to such that only the stars were above. the first.